As you holiday shop this year, support local stores and makers by choosing Wisconsin made products. We have gathered some ideas for unique gifts that can be ordered online and shipped right to loved ones near and far – or even to yourself!
Offered bySiren Shrub Company out of Amherst Junction, these flavorful sipping vinegars are a unique and creative gift. A shrub is a versatile mixer dating back to colonial times, when they were used to preserve the season’s bounty. Rising in popularity alongside the craft beverage movement, they’ve proven themselves a perfect addition to kitchens and home bars.
The Siren Shrubs are made in partnership with local Wisconsin farms to create flavors like Door County Tart Cherry, Maple Ginger, Basil, Rhubarb and Strawberry. The possibilities are endless with these tasty concentrates and can be added to almost anything you’re sipping. Shrubs are a refreshing twist on sparkling water, tea, mocktail or of course – cocktails! Get creative in the kitchen by using these to add rich flavor to dishes like salads, marinades and desserts .
For gift giving, you can mix and match flavors to create a 2- or 3-pack boxed set perfect for your loved one. Or, set up a loved one with a 3- or 6- month subscription to surprise them each month with a new flavor delivered right to their door.
This year, Milwaukee Food Tours has created fabulous gift boxes that bring together some of the best sweets and treats of Cream City into boxes that support local vendors. Help your loved ones’ taste buds tingle with fresh Wisconsin flavors because these boxes can be delivered locally and shipped nationally.
Some of the festive boxes include a Wisconsin Advent Calendar with 24 mini versions of Wisconsin-made treats, Christmas Around the World Bakery Box featuring different ethnic pastries, and 12 Days of Milwaukee Countdown to Christmas box with some of Milwaukee’s most-loved delicacies. Milwaukee Food Tours also offers a Chocolate Self-Care Kit, Creamy Dreamy Gift Box for Custard Lovers and Birthday Party in a Box.
These thoughtfully curated boxes are crafted out of Mount Horeb and offer a glimpse into the bold flavors and lively spirit Wisconsin is known for. The gift boxes feature all Wisconsin-made food products, gift items, apparel and more. Wisco Boxes offers 19 themed boxes such as their ‘Supper Club’ Box with old fashioned glasses, cheese curds and cheese curd batter. Get the Badger fan in your life the ‘Purebred Red’ Box, packed full with unique Wisconsin Badger themed items. Or check out the ‘Moo-velous’ Box with Hook’s Cheese, Cow Socks and delicious Cow Pies.
If you are looking for a bit more personalized touch, you can build-your-own-box on their website and select items from across their portfolio to create your perfect Wisconsin themed gift for someone in your life
For more great Wisconsin ideas and resources this season, visit TravelWisconsin.com or call 1-800-432-TRIP.